Help your neighbors return home- Rodeway Rebuild

Shabana Ali is a local hotel owner in Nashville Tennessee, and a single mother of two who is relying on the income of her property to provide for her family,  graciously opened her doors to house Nashville's unhoused population. Shabana stepped up and took on this project as a result of COVID-19. The city was looking for a place to house individuals, and with out hesitation Shabana said yes, and has been working to ensure people are safe, and have a place to live. The hotel  has become home to over 100 people who were experiencing homelessness.  March 28, 2021 Nashville was flooded, and the hotel that housed the city's most vulnerable citizens was impacted. The entire bottom floor of the hotel was rushed with several feet of water. Residents and staff rushed to try to get the water out of the rooms, and sadly could not save the building. The after math as left the residents that called the hotel home, displaced. The hotel is in need of major repairs, and sadly insurance will not cover the property because the policy does not have flood insurance. Massive flooding does not happen often in Nashville, and it is not required by the city to have on a building.  

50 units were impacted, and will need work done to the units. The bottom units must be gutted, and repaired in order to save the top floor units. If the repairs are not made, she risks losing the entire property. 

The owner of the property who graciously opened up the building up to house Nashville's most vulnerable, is at a complete loss. The residents cannot return to the building until the units are repaired. 

We are asking the community to band together, and help rebuild the Hotel. 

The reality is, while agencies are scrambling to find housing for the residents. The city does not have a lot of options. 

We  know that housing saves lives, and the more days a person is in housing the longer they live. 

We hope you will join in bringing hope back to Shabana, and the to the residents who call this hotel home.

The funds will be used to repair the units, and move the residents back to their homes. 

Thank you, and may the Lord bless you! 

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Shabana Ali 
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Nashville, TN
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